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matric31 December 2014 - On Monday 5 January at 18h00 the Minister of Basic Education will release the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric results in a live broadcast on SABC1. From 6h00 on Tuesday 6 January the 688,660 candidates from the Class of 2014 will be able to learn their individual results. The Independent Examinations Board released the results for their 10,000 matriculation candidates today.


Live broadcasts

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga together with Deputy Minister Enver Surty will release the 2014 NSC Matric results from the M1 Studios at the SABC in Auckland Park Johannesburg. The presentation will begin at 16h00 with a briefing to outline the key technical aspects of the results. This will be followed be a live broadcast from 18h00 on SABC 1, SABC DSTV Channel 404, eNCA DSTV Channel 403 and and all SABC radio stations to announce the results to the nation.

Mrs Motshekga and Mr Surty will congratulate the 2014 Top Matric Achievers at the Ministerial Breakfast hosted at Vodaworld in Midrand, Johannesburg.

On Tuesday morning 6 January, the Minister and Deputy Minister will unpack the 2014 results and the Department of Education's plans for 2015 at a business briefing hosted by The New Age and Transnet. This briefing will be broadcasted live on SABC 2 from 6h30 – 9h00.


Mobile and online access

The individual results for learners who wrote the 2014 NSC Examinations will be available on 6 January 2015 from 6h00. Learners will be able to get their results from their schools and examination centres. The results will also be published in major daily newspapers.

The Department of Education provides an online service via their website which is available from 6h00 on 6 January. Learners need to provide their ID number and exam number to gain access to their results.

SABC Education offers an SMS service which is available to learners until 31 January 2015. Learners send their ID number and exam number to SMS number 35658 or *120*35658#. SMSs cost R3 and USSD rates apply. The Matric results will be available from 6t January 2015 except for the Western Cape which will be 7 January 2015.


IEB Results

graduationSAPA - The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matriculation candidates have achieved a 98.38% pass rate for 2014, according to results released on 31 December 2014.

This was comparable to last year's 98.56%, said the IEB.

"All candidates that passed achieved a pass that is good enough to enter tertiary study at one of the three levels."

A total of 85.45% of candidates qualified to study towards degrees, while 11.56% were suitable for diploma study. Just over 1% of students achieved entry for study at the higher certificate level.

IEB pupils attained pass rates of nearly 89% for mathematics and physical science. "The percentage of learners scoring 40% and above in mathematics is 88.6% and the percentage scoring 40% and above in physical sciences is 88.5%." 40% is considered a pass.

A total of 9976 full-time and 475 part-time pupils from across the country, as well as from Namibia, Mozambique, and Swaziland, wrote the national senior certificate examinations in November.

The IEB said this was an increase of 396 compared to the 2013 cohort, a result of seven new schools joining the system and a number of already IEB-affiliated schools having increased enrolments.

The IEB offers advanced programme (AP) subjects — considered the equivalent of UK A-Levels — for mathematics, English and Afrikaans. In AP mathematics, an 85.2% pass rate was achieved by the 2315 candidates. In AP English, 96.8% of the 610 candidates passed and AP Afrikaans had a full house of passes.

The IEB said candidates for the Combined Abitur-NSC qualification, offered by the German Schools in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, wrote five of its subjects — along with seven others assessed by German education authorities. All 53 of these candidates passed with entry to degree study.

"Education is so much more than the achievement of good results in the NSC examinations," said IEB CEO Anne Oberholzer.

"The key role of education is to provide young people with the capabilities... that make them rounded citizens who engage constructively and meaningfully with their world."

The IEB held National Adult Education examinations in November. Over half of these candidates passed their assessments.

"Although the pass percentage of 55% is relatively low, one of the most heartening parts of our work is to witness the happiness of people when they achieve a pass in these examinations," she said.